Provider-in-waiting plans to set up a charity to help fund placements

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

While waiting for planning permission to convert a stately school building near Bath into an extracare village for older people, proponent Crowell Homes is planning to set up a charity to help potential residents with limited means, pledging £500,000 as a nest-egg. The charity will start its work once construction on the redevelopment of Ashwicke Hall begins. Crowell Homes managing director Chris Parker said the charity would provide top-up funding to supplement social services allowances. “This means that Ashwicke Hall will become an even more powerful resource for the local community,” said Mr Parker. “We will work with others in the field to structure a financial solution that allows a dignified approach to funding shortfalls.” While there had been no objections to the proposed £22 million redevelopment of Ashwicke Hall, a Grade II listed mansion, which would see the establishment of a 28-bed nursing home and about 80 close-care apartments set in landscaped gardens and parkland, Mr Parker told Caring Tim

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